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Old Aug 9, 2012, 04:42 AM
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IMO, performance and synth programming are two very distinct roles.

To call both performers would be, for example, to say Ryo Yamazaki and Noriko Mitose had the same role in the Chrono Cross soundtrack.

Synth programming is part of the technical aspect of music production, but does not necessarily include the creation of (composition) or performance of music. If a synth programmer were to, say, play his/her programmed keyboard on a track, that's an entirely different role: performance.

The actual programming aspect is not performance. If it were, then Roland, Yamaha, Casio, etc. would need to be credited as performers on all albums in which one of their programmed products is used.
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